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Previous Demonstrations

August   5, 2006 Location:  Snellville, GA, Public Demo
August 13, 2006 Location:  Atlanta,  Georgia, Private
Portrait Society of America Members Only
August 23, 2006 Location:  Atlanta, Georgia, Public Demonstration for the
Learning Center at Binders
September 12, 2006 Location:  Athens, GA,
Lyndon House Arts Center,  Private Class Demo
November 10, 2006  Private by invitation only Oil Portrait Demonstration
Sauce Demonstration
“Celebrate the Arts” Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Art
AssociationThursday, February 22, 2007 at Mercury Art Works
Gallery, in Athens, GA Model for the evening, Mrs. Hildegard
Timberlake, artist and one of the founding members of the
Athens Art Association
Sauce is a Russian clay medium that was used among the
nineteenth and twentieth century Russian painters.  
Kromskoy, used sauce to create many of our greatest master
drawings in the world today.  In recent years, this  medium
was brought into the United States and is used primarily
among portrait artists.  Created on heavy weight  watercolor
paper it produces a suede-like finish .  I find it to be one of
the most forgiving mediums that I have worked with and I
enjoy the value range that it provides.
Oil Painting
Model:  Ashley Majors
Portrait Society of Atlanta Oil Painting
Demonstration at Chateau Elan Resort
in Atlanta, Georgia 2003
Model:  Allison Findley
Binders Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
August, 2006
Model:  Lusha Shilnikov
Pebble Creek Studios
Grayson, Georgia
August, 2002
Model: Lusha Shilnikov
Deborah demonstrates the use of  Sauce
Location:  Studio of Victoria Moore-Abbot
in Atlanta, Georgia
August 13, 2006 Portrait Society of America,
Georgia Membership Demo & Open Studio
Model:  Sarah Lannigan, Art Instructor
Brooke Senior High School located in Wellsburg, WV
October 12, 2007
The Monroe Art Guild's Director Bryan Hardman welcomed Deborah Kepes to a very well attended event as she demonstrated her drawing and
painting process.  The evening included beautiful music composed and conducted by James Horner.  Deborah delighted her audience as she stepped
through her  painting method from a life size bust of a nobleman.  Throughout the demonstration she spoke of the decisions one must make as they
create the perspective, value and color of the image.  She began by explaining the drawing process of measuring each feature and comparing the
distance between one feature to the other.  Then as she continued she told of the instruments of using value and temperature to create the roundness
of form.  The canvas measured 22" x 28" which gave her a life size image of the bust.   Deborah spoke with several individuals after the program and
they expressed their enjoyment in her work, as well as the
"concept of light and shadow from a painter's point of view".
Tracye Hutchins from CBS Atlanta, Better Mornings Atlanta, was
my guest to create her portrait.  What an honor it was to paint her.  
Thank you Tracye!
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